Eupalinos Tunnel – First Tunnel to be excavated simultaneously from both ends in the 6th centurty B.C.

Eupalinos Tunnel – First Tunnel to be excavated simultaneously from both ends in the 6th centurty B.C.

Eupalinos Tunnel - First Tunnel to be excavated simultaneously from both ends in the 6th centurty B.C.

The Young Members Groups of the Tunnelling Association of Canada and of the Greek Tunnelling Society (GTS Young Members) organized a joint event – Online Webinar – on Thursday, August 13th .

The lectures on “Eupalinos Tunnel – First Tunnel to be excavated simultaneously from both ends in the 6th centurty B.C.” were delivered by Prof. @Nicholas Vlachopoulos, Professor at Royal Military College of Canada

The Eupalinos Tunnel is considered one of the most significant engineering achievements of antiquity as it involved simultaneous excavations from both ends of the tunnel, 2500 year ago. This was the first time in history that anyone had ventured to undertake a project of such a magnitude without an analogous reference.

The ITA-AITES declared, in 2015, the Eupalinos Tunnel as an “International Tunnelling Landmark” (WTC 2015 – Dubrovnik, Croatia)

 

 

The recorded version of the workshop is available below as well as on the You Tube channel of WTC 2023 – Athens Candidacy.

Click the button below to view the webinar on our YouTube channel

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